Born in San Francisco, April 7, 1915, Bertram Janes grew up in Plumas County. After receiving his LLB from Boalt Hall in 1942, he served in the US Army and Air Force until 1946. After the war he was admitted to the California Bar in 1946, and practiced law both in San Francisco, and in Plumas County. He was City Attorney for the City of Portola from 1947-50, and Plumas County District Attorney from 1951-53. In 1953 he was appointed to the Superior Court, Plumas County, where he served until his appointment as Justice at the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in October 1968. After retiring from the bench in December 1979, Justice Janes remained active in the legal community, both as a private judge, and as settlement judge at the Third District. Justice Janes died May 9, 1998, in Auburn, CA.